Requirements for Electrical Installations 18th Edition City and Guilds Qualification | Level 3

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This course replaces the 17th edition from July 2018 onwards. All electrical installations are now to comply with BS 7671:2018. This course is for practising electricians and allied professionals who need to update their understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations.

The taught element of this course lasts three days and is all theoretical learning in a classroom. This course is created in-line with the definitive standards for the electrical industry. Completion of this course ensures you can continue to practise as an electrician.

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INTERVIEWEE – CHRISTOPHER LANG  – Course Leader Electrical installation (SPEAKING)


Scenery – A tutor showing a tutor how to wire a circuit


Scenery – A shot of students working in an electrical workshop


Christopher Lang  – “I’m Christpher I’m course leader for level 2 electrical installation.”


Scenery – A student marking out a length of metal trunking under a tutors supervision


Christopher Lang – “Part of the time is spent in the workshop sessions where they get a chance to use the same standard of tools and materials they’d use on site. We also follow the same standards of health and safety. We have all our risk assessments in place and make sure they’re using the same PPE they would use on site.”


Scenery – A student feeding cables through plastic conduit and wiring a circuit.


Christopher Lang – “ I’d say that there’s a huge difference in students from who come to us in september to when they finish the course and whether they are leaving the level 2 course to go onto the level 3 or whether they’re leaving the level 3 to go and try and find a job out in industry. You get people who come to us and they’ve never picked up a screwdriver before whereas you get some people who come to us and they’ve been working with family or friends doing part time work as an electrician already we’ve got to make sure we differentiate and make sure everyones comfortable with what they’re doing and can go at their own pace whilst trying to build their confidence up as well and ultimately make them into professional electricians.”


Scenery – A student is wrapping a cable in electrical tape and feeding it though some plastic conduit.


Christopher Lang – “Like I say when people come to us in september some of them have never worked on site before or some have never even picked up a tool before so we start them off easy with like a 3 pin 13 amp 3 pin plug that you’d find on any piece of electrical equipment in your home. We take them through lighting circuits, socket circuits in various different wiring enclosures such  as the conduit and trunking that we’ve had a look at today.”


Scenery – A tutor showing a student how to cut the metal trunking followed by the student having a go at cutting the trunking safely using a hacksaw under the supervision of the tutor. 


Christopher Lang – “ seeing how the different cables we  use and then they get the chance to inspect and test make sure that it’s safe to be commissioned.”


Christopher Lang – “It’s a great trade to get into and the industry at the moment is booming. Especially after you know recovering from the pandemic there’s just been so much work out there we’ve got more apprentices than we’ve ever had and we increased the cohort of students by 50 percent last year and there’s loads of opportunities out there  for students who want to go out and earn some decent money.”


Scenery – A student using a pipe bender to bend metal conduit.


End Slide – Leeds City College (School of Engineering Logo)




Course Details


1 Week

Study Type

Part time

Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Labour Market

There are 2,239 jobs in the engineering technician, electrical engineering and engineering sector in Leeds, this means the sector has increased by 0.9% compared with 2018. (EMSI, 2019).

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